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Keywords:

  • DNA;
  • self-assembly;
  • nanoenergetic materials;
  • nanoparticles;
  • cupper oxide;
  • aluminium
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The fabrication of high-energy Al/CuO nano-composites by nanoparticle DNA-directed assembly is reported by Aurélien Bancaud, Carole Rossi, and co-workers on page 323. The complementarity of the strands attached to the Al and CuO nanoparticles enables the assembly of micrometer-sized aggregates, which release heat upon thermal actuation, to be directed. The actuation temperature of 410 °C of these materials is among the lowest reported. The image shows an artistic view of Al/CuO nanocomposite fabrication through DNA-directed assembly.